Delaware River Report / Conditions August 18, 2012

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Well, the rain and clouds were a welcome gift last night, and the West Branch said, “Thanks!” with a pretty good flurry of steno hatching as well as decent BWOs in the evening. Fish were eager to take them, and it was one of the better nights of activity that we have had in awhile. Thanks Mother Nature! Now, today the forecast calls for ‘partly sunny’ and a high of 76. A high pressure system moved in after the rain last night, so I would expect the action to be later this morning, but with the lower temps, we should be in store for a pretty decent summer day of fishing!

The Stenos looked like this. Shocking, right?  Photo by: Jeff White

Tricorythodes species – #22 male and female

Ephemerella dorthea – Sulphurs – #16 (sporadic), #18 & #20

Isonychia bicolor – Isos – #12-2XL and BIGGER!

Potomanthus distinctus – Golden Drake – #12-2xl (sporadic)

Ephemerella pseudocloeon- Tiny BWO- #22-26

Epeorus vitreus – Pale Evening Dun – (Female) -#14 (sporadic)

Epeorus vitreus – Light Cahill – (Male)- #14 (sporadic)

Ephemerella invaria – Large Sulphurs / Light Cahills – #14 (waning)

Ephemerella deficiens- Dark. BWO -#12-20 (when cloudy)

Ephemerella attenuata- Light BWO- #16-20 (when cloudy)

Hydropsyche- Tan Caddis- #18

Ryacophilia- Olive Caddis- #16

Baetis species – #18 & #20 (when cloudy)

FLOWS AS OF 8:00 AM:
West Branch at Stilesville, NY 345 cfs @ 48º
West Branch at Hale Eddy,NY 373 cfs @ 52º
East Branch at Harvard,NY 148 cfs @ 57º
East Branch at Fish’s Eddy,NY 360 cfs @ 65º
Mainstem at Lordville,NY 895 cfs @ 68º
Beaverkill at Cooks Falls,NY 176 cfs @ N/A
Cannonsville Reservoir Level & Release 69.0% – 325 CFS release

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